In honor of our favorite holiday from the Emerald Isle, we’ve rounded up some special emerald jewelry featured in the news this month. Let’s take a look.
The Palmette Emerald Necklace
Christie’s Hong Kong has unveiled an extraordinary emerald piece to be auctioned at its Magnificent Jewels sale on May 30. The Palmette necklace was created for the House of Boghossian by designer Edmond Chin. It features 11 perfectly matched “no oil” rectangular-cut emeralds, ranging in weight from 3.00 carats to 12.34 carats.
The exquisite emeralds form a repeating palmette leaf motif with white diamonds as spacers. According to the Christie’s catalog, this sale marks the first time such an exclusive selection of emeralds will be offered at auction.
The Palmette necklace is expected to sell for $3.6 to $5 million.
The Jackie Collins Emeralds
The bold and glamorous jewels of bestselling romance author Jackie Collins will hit the auction block this spring. On May 16 and 17, Bonhams Los Angeles will offer up the estate of the British-born writer, featuring 1,000 lots valued at $3 million. The auction is titled “Jackie Collins: A Life in Chapters.”
Collins, who was also the sister of actress Joan Collins, died in September 2015 of breast cancer. She was 77 years old.
Jewelry highlights from the sale include an Art Deco diamond, emerald, stone and platinum necklace estimated between $40,000 and $50,000, and an emerald, diamond and platinum brooch estimated at $20,000 to $30,000.
The collection also includes signed pieces by Cartier and Nardi; and watches from Chanel, Patek Philippe, Harry Winston, and Chopard.
Picchiotti Xpandable™ Emerald & Diamond Ring
Picchiotti is widely considered to be the premier fine jeweler of Italy, with an international following of discerning collectors and connoisseurs. This year, the family-owned company is celebrating its 50th anniversary; plans include a commemorative ring designed by founder Giuseppe Picchiotti, and a new book by esteemed jewelry historian Vivienne Becker.
Featured here is an 18K White Gold, Emerald and Diamond Ring from Picchiotti’s new Xpandable™ collection. Ingeniously designed to expand and contract to fit easily over the knuckles, Xpandable rings by Picchiotti combine beauty with comfort and fit.
Picchiotti Xpandable rings and bracelets are available at Neiman Marcus and selected jewelers throughout the U.S. For more information, please go to www.Picchiotti.it.
Note: If you are attending Baselworld 2017, the World Watch and Jewellery Show in Basel, Switzerland (March 23-30), be sure to visit the Picchiotti Booth: Hall 1.1 – D71.
Source: NationalJeweler.com (http://www.nationaljeweler.com/)